Wednesday 13 December 2017

Obama and David Cameron take selfie with Danish Prime Minister

Caitlin McBride

Caitlin McBride

'Selfie' was recently named the word of the year by Oxford Dictionary, and even world leaders are getting in on the trend.

A memorial service for one of the most courageous men of a generation mightn't seem like the place for a selfie, but US President Barack Obama, UK Prime Minister David Cameron and Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt got together for just the thing today.

Three of the most powerful people in the world posed together, smiling from ear to ear, for a selfie at Nelson Mandela's memorial service today.

A particularly astute Washington Post reporter Jeff Simon caught the snap, which has since gone viral around the world.

And with these three names, it's easy to see why.

Mr Obama's wife, Michelle, is next to the group and maintains a respectful, solemn demeanor at the precursor to Mandela's funeral service.

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